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Book Studies Aim To Aid In Southeast Faculty Development

To enhance professional development, Southeast faculty members are taking time out of their schedules to meet for book studies. Groups of approximately 15 faculty members from multiple departments meet every Tuesday or Wednesday for five to six weeks to discuss ideas mentioned in books and how to apply those ideas at Southeast. Themes include anti-racism, balancing life and work and the importance of a well-rounded education. Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers, associate provost for academic...

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This is very hard to accurately gauge but very important to the economic success of any area. Business climate is what I’d like to address this week. It is comprised of several different things and how they interrelate. An area’s business climate is the general economic environment related to government, politics, business activity, labor union relationships, tax policy, inflation, lending institutions, workforce, and more. National, state, and local policy have impact on the overall business...

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Technology continues to grow closer and closer to our bodies, from the phones in our pockets to the smart watches on our wrists. Now it's getting under some people's skin.

In Sweden, a country rich with technological advancement, thousands have had microchips inserted into their hands.

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To explain why he grows coca, the raw material for cocaine, rather than food crops on his 5-acre farm in southern Colombia, Luis Tapia does the math.

Every three months, Tapia, 60, harvests the bright green coca leaves with his bare hands, then mixes them with gasoline, sulfuric acid and other chemicals to make coca paste. He then sells the paste to drug traffickers who turn it into powder cocaine. A pound of paste, he says, sells for more than one ton of corn.

"That's why everyone grows coca," Tapia says.

Book Studies Aim To Aid In Southeast Faculty Development

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Rebecca Gangemella/Southeast Arrow

To enhance professional development, Southeast faculty members are taking time out of their schedules to meet for book studies.

Groups of approximately 15 faculty members from multiple departments meet every Tuesday or Wednesday for five to six weeks to discuss ideas mentioned in books and how to apply those ideas at Southeast. Themes include anti-racism, balancing life and work and the importance of a well-rounded education.

Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers, associate provost for academic effectiveness and student success,

Beirut's Zach Condon is a magpie for sounds, collecting left-behind instruments and equipment from around the world. Condon can't explain what drove him from his hometown in New Mexico or his studio in Berlin to record Beirut's new album, Gallipoli in rural Italy, but he's the first to own up to "reading too many Tin Tin books" and having a childhood obsession with Indiana Jones. From halfway around the world, Condon, in this conversation, walked All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen through the experience that inspired Gallipoli's title track.

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Left Of The Dial #709 - Can't Turn Off

This week on Left of the Dial, KRCU’s independent music program, we hear new music from St. Vincent, whose MassEducation reworks the electropop of last year’s Masseduction into songs featuring only voice and piano. Plus new music from Rosanne Cash, Thom Yorke and more. Left Of The Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11pm and Saturdays from noon-2pm on KRCU. TyPA.

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Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Wehking Alumni Center

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Don't Be Fooled By The Talking Horse — 'BoJack' Is A Sadness 'Sneak Attack'

The central character in the Netflix animated comedy series BoJack Horseman is a former sitcom star struggling with depression and alcohol addiction — who also happens to be a horse. Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg likens his series to that other show about a talking horse, Mister Ed. Part of the original pitch for the show, he says, was, "What's Mister Ed like behind the scenes? When Mister Ed goes home after shooting, who is he really?" The answer to that question turns out to be pretty dark....

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